Lance N. Portman

Lance N. Portman

Poughkeepsie, New York

Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights
Lance oversees the McCabe & Mack LLP Bankruptcy Group which primarily focuses upon representing the interests of both secured and unsecured creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy. Over time, his practice evolved to also include the representation of Bankruptcy Trustees in complex matters. Lance continues to be involved in some capacity with most of the substantial bankruptcy cases in the Poughkeepsie Division of the Bankruptcy Court.

Commercial Litigation
As a member of the Commercial Litigation Group, Lance’s focus is the representation of banks and other lenders in the prosecution and defense of litigated matters in State and Federal Courts, with an emphasis on collections and secured transactions.

With an ever increasing number of cases ultimately ending up in the Bankruptcy Court, knowledge of the shifting rights and remedies imposed by the Bankruptcy Code allows Lance to provide proactive advice and guidance to our creditor clients.


Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association (Founding Member, Treasurer 1994-Present; President, 1998)
Dutchess County Bar Association (President, 2002; President Elect, 2001; Vice President, 2000; Secretary, 1999)
New York State Bar Association
California Bar Association

East Fishkill Historical Society

Lance and his wife reside in an 18th century farmhouse with their daughter and son.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1988
  • California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1990
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1994


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1983
  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers 2008 – Upstate


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Chi Psi